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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 28th, 2006, 5:50 pm Thread Starter
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Cruise Control quit and rebooted

Today I tried to use my Cruise Control and it wouldn't work. I tried to get it to work many times during the ride, but nothing happened. The indicator light "SET" did not come on and it just wouldn't work. I assumed that this was happening to me because I had recently posted about how satisfied I am with this bike. I assumed that it served me right for flaunting my trouble free experience.

I stopped for gas and when back on the freeway I tested it again. It worked perfectly. I can only assume that the software rebooted when I turned the bike off and on at the gas station. It seems to be similar to Microsoft Windows, sometimes we may be able to solve some problems just by turning the bike off for a few minutes and then restarting it.

Since this was a problem with a solution I thought it was worth sharing.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 28th, 2006, 8:43 pm
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Keep in mind there are three things that disable the cruise control. Well, four...throttle, clutch, rear brake, and front brake. If one is still active (most likely one of the brake controls) and hasn't fully returned to rest, the cruise won't activate. Unfortunately, when you're moving, you can't see that the brake light is on. But, if it happens again, lift the rear brake up a bit, try it, push the clutch/front brake levers out, and try it.

It's happened on my '03 GT from time to time, but the lever doesn't stay stuck, either. Just marginal, I'd say.



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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 28th, 2006, 9:16 pm Thread Starter
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Ray,

That is really possible and helpful. I'll play with the brakes if it happens again.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 28th, 2006, 11:48 pm
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Also, did you use the sliding switch? Could have been a piece of crud or whatever got up under the contact. These switches are extremely cheap in build. I never shut mine off.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 29th, 2006, 12:16 am
 
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Some one else also suggested leaving the cruise contral slider on at all time... because it will break if you kept turning it on and off... It is really that cheaply made?

I normally don't use cruise control... Been using the one on GT quite a bit... Used it to control my speed... Been a very bad boy lately since I bought the GT, very bad... :p
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 29th, 2006, 1:05 am Thread Starter
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I used the sliding switch, but I'm pretty certain it was working OK, at least it was moving correctly. I rarely use the Cruise Control as I'm mostly riding twisty roads. When it wouldn't work I used the sliding switch several times and noticed how flimsy it is. I don't think that was the problem, but I would now spring for a better after-market switch if one was available. Thanks for the recommendation.
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I used the sliding switch, but I'm pretty certain it was working OK, at least it was moving correctly. I rarely use the Cruise Control as I'm mostly riding twisty roads. When it wouldn't work I used the sliding switch several times and noticed how flimsy it is. I don't think that was the problem, but I would now spring for a better after-market switch if one was available. Thanks for the recommendation.
Do this when the bike is not moving. Slide the cruise control switch to on, look at the switch itself; there should be a "RED" light up.

Once you get moving and set your speed, the yellow "SET" light up on the dash.
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